N/Korea Tension: US places B-52 bombers on high alert

The US airforce has shown their border force

Additionally, Goldfein said that Barksdale and other U.S. bases are building storage facilities for new intercontinental ballistic missiles.

"We'll see what happens".

America could be about to put its nuclear-armed bomber force on 24-hour alert - something not seen since the end of the Cold War in 1991.

This comes nearly a week after North Korea warned that a nuclear war might break out at any time as the situation in the Korean peninsula had reached the "touch-and-go point".

General David Goldfein said, 'This is yet one more step in ensuring that we're prepared. He said that the United States is ensuring that they are prepared to go forward.

General Goldfein said: 'The world is a risky place and we've got folks that are talking openly about use of nuclear weapons.

The U.S. and Russian Federation each keep about 6,800 nuclear weapons stockpiled, and neither have signed on to the Nobel Prize-winning global effort to rid the world of them.

The report further cited three major reasons for this move - North Korea's aggression with nuclear arsenal, US President Donald Trump's confrontational approach to Kim's regime, and Russia's active armed forces.

"It's never been more important to make sure that we get this mission right", Goldfein added. At least one of the four nuclear-hardened E-4Bs - formally called the National Airborne Operations Center, but commonly known as the Doomsday Plane - is always on 24-hour alert.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warning Washington of the highest level of hard-line countermeasures in history.

North Korea's foreign minister described Trump's threat to destroy his country as "the sound of a dog barking".

Defense One said that putting the B-52s back on alert is just one of many decisions facing the Air Force as the us military responds to a changing geopolitical environment that includes North Korea's rapidly advancing nuclear arsenal.

Putting the B-52s back on alert is just one of many decisions facing the Air Force as the US military responds to a changing geopolitical environment that includes North Korea's rapidly advancing nuclear arsenal, President Trump's confrontational approach to Pyongyang, and Russia's increasingly potent and active armed forces.

As part of the preparations, bases with nuclear bombers are set to build storage hangars for a new nuclear cruise missile being developed, the report said.

Nine alert pads branching off from an 11,000-foot runway are being renovated, along with a nearby building that will house more than 100 crew members assigned to the B-52 bombers, which have been in service since the 1950s.

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